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Naga Viper Pepper

As of December 3, 2010 the Naga Viper Pepper is now the Hottest Pepper in the World. The Naga Viper Pepper is a genetically engineered pepper by the inventor Gerald Fowler. This pepper is a result of crossing three of the hottest known peppers together.

  • Bhut Jolokia
  • Naga Morich
  • Trinidad Scorpion

Using the Scoville scale the Naga Viper Pepper Measures an astounding 1,359,000, compared to the previous hottest pepper the Bhut Jolokia at 1,001,304.  The Scoville Scale us a a heat measurement from a chemical compound called capsaicin.

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Hottest Pepper Naga Viper Comments

Pierre on January 04, 2016:

Carolina Reaper 2013 hottest pepper

donnie on January 30, 2013:

this scoville is wrong the Bhut Jolokia is around 500,000 to 600,000 it's no wear near 1,000,000

kia31 (author) from Los Angles on December 27, 2012:

I have not tried th viper niether, to scared to but who know I might get brave and try that hot pepper

rick jones on October 03, 2012:

have not tried the viper yet but want to,i have made sauce out of the bhut jolokia and i like it,cant wait to try the naga viper

Coolmon2009 from Texas, USA on August 04, 2011:

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Interesting article, I like the Scoville Pepper Scale too very useful.

Eiddwen from Wales on April 19, 2011:

Very interesting with a lot of facts I knew noth ing of.

We are never too old to learn something new are we ?

I now look forward to reading much more of your work.

Take care


Emma from Houston TX on March 21, 2011:

Sounds really interesting.Actually,I've not heard of this naga viper pepper but am so pleased to hear about it now.

kia31 (author) from Los Angles on January 04, 2011:

usauthor, Yes the Naga Viper pepper is Hot Hot Hot! Thanks for the comment

kia31 (author) from Los Angles on January 04, 2011:

Chspublish, I am not sure if any one eats Naga Viper Peppers but I do feel sorry for them if they do. lol!

usauthor from USA on January 01, 2011:

Thanks for sharing...this is HOTTT!

chspublish from Ireland on December 24, 2010:

Amazing pepper! Does anyone eat these or are they too hot?

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